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Old 08-07-2010, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello folks

A Goood friend of mine sent me some blanks recently and in amongst them was these- he tells me that the material is ceblopast and that they were made by Mazzuchelli in italy for a limited edition pen for sheaffer in the early 90's- the design is called serpent
they are stunning and I am very fortunate to have been sent them.

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Old 08-07-2010, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wow, that is cool looking! very nicely done, and it looks great on those style pens!
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very cool blanks. Nice work.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Out standing pens, I think you'll find the material is older than from the 90's I love it and have a few sticks left, it's fun to work isn't it.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The serpent blanks make a great looking pen and yours were done very well.
The rods were made for Sheaffer in the early 1930's. I went to the International Pen Show near Washington (DC ) last year and saw several old Sheaffer sets, made from serpent rods, dating back to 1931. One dealer had several sets of these pens and a serpent rod for comparison. Tried to buy the one he had, but got a resounding NO! I am going to this show on the 14th and expect to see quite a few of the old Sheaffer serpent pens. I don't, however, expect to come home with any rods.
I do have several of these rods, but only use them for special gifts. They take more time to drill and finish but produce a great looking pen.

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Old 08-08-2010, 01:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Very nice! I have a few of these rods myself for special pens. Yours turn out beautiful. This material isn't easy towork with it's low temp melting point.

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Old 08-09-2010, 01:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your kind comments and extra info on this unique material
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Nice set of pens,good job
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Very nice pens.
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